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Clairity Song Premiere: Hear 'Velcro' from her Debut EP

Synth-pop fans need to get hip to Clairity immediately: the 17-year-old singer-songwriter, born Claire Rachel Wilkinson, has a sharp sense of song craft that is on full display on her upcoming debut EP, ALIENATION. Listen to EP highlight "Velcro," premiering exclusively on

The Tennessee native signed to Lava Records last December, after meeting and working with songwriter Kara DioGuardi. "Velcro" is a cheeky update of Yazoo's "Don't Go" that lets Clairity's futuristic approach to pop shine through.

"'Velcro' is such a fun record," says Clairity. "I felt that it was really important to have something danceable on this EP because it wasn't an obvious move for me. I liked the idea of challenging myself sonically and, on a personal note, I'm not much of a dancer. I never quite got the hang of the party scene. I wanted to write a record for people like me who feel shy in those kinds of environments."

The ALIENATION EP is out this Friday (July 17), and includes production from Rabitt and Kinetics & One Love. Check out Clairity's debut track, "Sharks In The Swimming Pool":